The Student Fight In Brazil

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Here at USP, education is and has always been a hot topic. How can it not be? The university is renowned for its engineering department and history of important research, and is on many lists internationally as the top university in Latin America. But for students and professors here, it is much more personal. As […]

How To Be More Green

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With so many things happening in the world at any given time, we forget that the smallest things we do today can deeply affect our future. To be more specific, we forget that we are one world, and that we are destroying it one piece of trash at a time. We pay little attention to […]

The Benefit of Taking Your STEM Education Abroad

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Last spring, spending my evenings planning for my upcoming year abroad, I put a lot of effort into trying to find courses here in Leeds that would match exactly with what was being taught back at the UNM Centennial Engineering Center.  Fortunately, that wasn’t the way it worked out in the end, and I wound […]

Chasing the Northern Lights from Norway to Finland

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There were two holidays this past week, All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day. I had never heard of these holidays actually, but in Austria, and in most of Europe, they are official holidays; schools and even some universities have the entire week off. At my university, we had just the two days off, which […]

l’automne a commencé

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As the title suggests, autumn has begun here in France, and I am having to adjust to more than just the metric system here. Coming from Albuquerque where winter is not really that exciting and autumn tends to be bipolar… well there is not much of a difference from Chambéry. Except there are WAY more […]

The Senior Struggle

Life can get crazy as a senior in college. As I approach the end of the semester, and get closer and closer to graduating in the Spring, I really see why “the senior struggle” exists! Since my last post in September, I’ve had a few big events happen, so here’s a life update. My main […]

A Weekend in Stavanger Part 2: Preikestolen

With day one and Kjeragbolten done, it was time to look forward to day two on Preikestolen! Were we a little crazy to do two hikes in the same weekend? Maybe, but we wanted to take full advantage of our weekend! Also, conquering Kjerag was a pretty big confidence boost. Sure, I was a little […]